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in reply to Re: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
in thread What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

... I never thought of perl having one specific killer app.

In the mid 90's or so, CGI was the killer application. If you wanted dynamic content on the web, CGI was The Way to do it, and Perl was The Way to do CGI.